The Shield (2002–2008)

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Series cast summary:
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 Detective Vic Mackey (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Shane Vendrell (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Holland Wagenbach (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Captain David Aceveda / ... (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Claudette Wyms / ... (90 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Danni Sofer (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Julien Lowe / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Corrine Mackey (84 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Ronnie Gardocki (84 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Curtis Lemansky (67 episodes, 2002-2007)
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 Detective Steve Billings / ... (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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The Final Act (Season 7) See more »

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12 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Strike Team was based on the LAPD Rampart Division's corrupt anti-gang unit. See more »

Quotes

[Vic is trying to scare a suspect in a third floor apartment]
Vic Mackey: Write what I tell you.
[Vic puts a notepad and a pen in the suspect's hands]
Vic Mackey: L. I. F. E. New word, new word! S. U. X.
[rips off the page and puts it into the lapel pocket of the suspect's shirt, then leads him towards an open window]
Vic Mackey: Looks like you're going to die a bad speller.
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Referenced in Wolves of Wall Street (2002) See more »

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I thought i'd seen it all
19 June 2009 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

I never wrote a review on IMDb, but after reading that many bad reviews about The Shield i felt i had to do this. In fact all that reviews kept me from seeing The Shield for a long time.

But now that i am through with all Lost and 24 Seasons, seen The Wire twice, had a good time with Oz it was time for something new, so i finally gave The Shield a chance.

And i can tell you it's one hell of a ride, i was hooked after seeing the first episode. I would even compare the series to The Wire, it is different of course and doesn't focus so much on the social aspects, it goes more for the action.

It's got all you need, corrupt cops, drugs, violence, betrayal, good detective work (homicide team) and even some hot chicks occasionally ;) So my conclusion is that if you like quality series with a persistent plot and cliffhangers like The Wire, Lost, Sopranos or Oz go for this one you won't regret it! It will keep you on the edge of your seat for a long time.

And i really can't understand where all those bad reviews are coming from... go check The Shield out for yourself!


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